The annual Rotary Central Music Extravaganza will be held for the 17th time this year on Saturday, 1 December at the Brickhouse Restaurant in Grand Harbour.
Guests are asked to contribute $25 by buying a colourful ticket, which will allow entry to a fun music event with three live bands in the open air music festival.
The bands in question are Sea n B, Little Magic and Gone Country.
At the end of the evening, all participants stand a chance to win $40,000 in cash as a main prize and lots of other cash prizes. Even the seller of the winning ticket wins $4,000. So that’s got to be worth it.
Dr. Naude Dreyer of Rotary Central said it was “a very simple equation”.
“We can only pay out what we take in. To support the many community service and other projects we raise money from projects such as the Music Extravaganza.
“One very good thing is that the public of these islands have seen Rotary Central in operation for 26 years and they have seen the different projects the club has funded,” he tells us.
One of the pillars that drives Rotary’s Four Way Test is “Is it beneficial to all concerned?,” we’re told.
Dr. Dreyer reckons that the Music Extravaganza aims to achieve that – every person who buys a ticket benefits from the chance to win, but even more so benefits from the fact that every $25 spent goes to support really good projects in the community as a whole.
“The fact is that every cent Rotary receives from such projects flows directly back into the community, he says.
“Above all though – the worthy causes in the community benefit.
This year’s event will again be held at the Brickhouse in Grand Harbour after a successful 2011 event there.
A club like the Rotary Central can not function without the generous support form the community in it’s fundraising efforts, says Naude.
“The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotary also supports programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.
“In Grand Cayman, the Music Extravaganza is a main pillar in supporting fundraising.”
Admission to the event, which has been staged every year since 1995, is $25. Tickets, available from Funky Tangs and Rotary members, qualify holders for a grand draw and a first prize of $40,000. A second prize of $4,000 and six prizes of $1,000 each plus a seller’s prize of $4,000 as well as many other prizes will also be awarded throughout the evening.